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10.26.2011

Pumpkin Twinkie Dessert







   If you love twinkies than you will love this dessert! Honestly, even if you dont like twinkies, you'll still love it. There are three layers of happiness going on inside. The first layer is twinkies, the second is a cream cheese filling, and the third is pumpkin and vanilla pudding bliss!

   This is the perfect treat to have at your Halloween party. It's even a great dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas as well! It was pretty easy to make, and also fun because I kept giving my little Kallen my beaters and spatulas to lick while I was making it. He had pumpkin and whip cream covering his entire face and practically coming out of his ears!  It was so cute!   : )


Pumpkin Twinkie Dessert

1 package (10 count) Hostess Twinkies
1 package (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip, thawed, divided
2 packages (3.4 oz each) Instant Vanilla pudding mix
1 can (15 oz) Pumpkin
1 1/2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 cup Milk
Additional pumpkin pie spice


Slice twinkies in half lengthwise and place cream-side up, in a single layer in a 9x13 baking dish. Using a hand mixer, blend together cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1/2 of the cool whip. Beat on low until smooth. Spread evenly over the twinkies.

Combine pudding mix, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and milk. Whisk until well blended and then spread evenly over cream cheese mixture. Carefully spread remaining cool whip over pumpkin layer. Lightly sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice. Refrigerate for atleast 4-5 hours or until set. Makes 12 servings.








19 comments:

Mal said...

What a great idea, this looks wonderful

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scrambledhenfruit said...

What a great excuse to buy a box of Twinkies- I haven't had them in years! This looks scrumptious. :)

Anonymous said...

give me a twinkie day or night and im loving life! LOL i can only imagine how fantastic this dessert is Holly :o)

So Domesticated said...

Wow... I'm going to have to make this... mmmm!

Jennifer said...

I never buy Twinkies...but I just might have to now! This looks really good and I know my kids would probably be thrilled if I made it.
Thanks for sharing :)
Jennifer

Aimee said...

Years ago my mom made a twinkie dessert very similar! LOVE the idea of the pumpkin for a special Halloween twist! Yummy.

yummychunklet said...

My sisters are going to go crazy for this dessert at Thanksgiving!

Sinful Sundays said...

Those look like a bunch of fun! I need to try this sometime this fall! :)

Mandy said...

This looks so fluffy and delicious! Thanks for sharing this. It would be perfect for the upcoming get togethers!

Lindsey R said...

Looks like a lil piece of heaven! YUM!

scratch-made wife said...

You're really making me wish I could eat sweets right about now. Twinkies and pumpkin? Sign me up, girl!

Kim McCallie said...

This looks absolutely delicious. I'm bookmarking it to make soon. I have some French Vanilla Cool Whip that I think will be perfect with this. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe at my linky party: Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/10/sweet-indulgences-sunday-28.html

kitchen flavours said...

I'm not quite sure I know what Twinkie is, but I know for sure that I will like this! Looks delicious!

KB said...

Looks delish!

We'd love for you to share your recipes with us at

Simply Delish Saturday

Val said...

I have never seen this cake before. What a tasty treat!!

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

Twinkies, cool whip and Pumpkin? You had me at Hello! ~Megan

Christine said...

This looks great! I am going to definitely give it a go!

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos said...

This looks delicious! I love that it's super easy!

Becki's Whole Life said...

I love your blog! This is such a great recipe - would be great for a potluck. I haven't had twinkies in a while, but this would be a good excuse to buy a box:-)